I recently purchased a Chanel bag from the new Mademoiselle line from Neimans, only to discover a few days later that Saks in New York has the same bag, and can ship it to my state without tax. Then I started to wonder what other people do when the same thing is offered at both department stores. Do they have a preference, and why? Is it just because of a chance to get free tax, to use any credit card (Neiman's only takes Am Ex or Neiman's card at most locations), or does one store offer better quality service, lets say, if something happened to the bag, and it was damaged etc. Does anyone have reasons why they shop at one place over the other...or why they might choose to shop directly at the boutique over the department stores?